Why wear a dental retainer?
Replacement dental retainers are not just for keeping your teeth straight after orthodontic treatment. There are many reasons why one would want or need to wear the Essix Plus dental retainers including protection from teeth shifting due to oral surgery, to prevent teeth flattening/shortening, and to use as a “dual function” device to prevent damage from teeth grinding while keeping the teeth in position. Remember, teeth can shift at any age.
Dental retainers don’t last forever. At some point, you will need to get a new set of dental retainers.
Why would I need replacement dental retainers?
Oftentimes, dental retainers get lost, broken, your dog ate them (happens way more often than you might think), or they become warped or damaged. You need a set of replacement dental retainers but if you go back to your orthodontist the average cost is $500+
Some additional reasons you may need to replace your retainers:
- Worn down due to grinding or clenching
- Cracked, broken or has holes in it
- Yellowish or orange in color. Discoloration is common and can eventually affect the integrity of the material.
- No longer fits
What is the cost of the replacement retainer?
Online the cost can be as low as $150
In dental offices, the cost can be $500+
Where can I buy them?
What’s the difference between purchasing online and going through my orthodontist?
There are several differences including process and cost. Purchasing replacement dental retainers online allows you to skip the dental appointment and take your dental impressions in the comfort of your own home. However, you’re responsible for taking your own dental impressions. An excellent dental impression is imperative for the crafting of a great fitting dental retainer.
I have a permanent retainer. Can I still use these?
Yes! As long as your permanent retainer is securely in place and not loose in any way, you are good to go.
How long do I have before my teeth start to shift? Your teeth are at their most vulnerable state right after orthodontic treatment has been completed. It’s important to wear your dental retainers as instructed by your orthodontist for as long as he/she/they recommend.
What is an Essix Plus Dental Retainer? Why is it better? The Essix Plus Dental Retainer material is made to withstand the effects of grinding and clenching. This is an added benefit when compared to the standard Essix Dental Retainer material. If you need to keep your teeth from shifting as well as prevent damages from grinding and clenching, this may be the option for you.
Made in the USA
In addition to being one of the best quality retainers on the market, it is made in the USA.
What if I don’t take my impression correctly?
Every package contains an extra set of putty for a retry. If more putty is needed, we will mail you a new impression kit free of charge. If the impression taking process is still proving to be difficult, you can purchase new kits here
We’re here to make sure you take a great impression. Be sure to view our video tutorials, written instructions and/or chat with our live representatives if you have any questions or concerns regarding taking your own dental impression.
What if I want to return them?
That’s okay! We aim to please and want you to be completely satisfied. If ,for any reason, you’re not 100% satisfied, you can return the product within 90 days of purchase for your full refund.
Please note, expedited shipping is non-refundable as stated on website
I just want one replacement dental retainer. Do I have to order the set?
No. You can choose just one dental retainer (upper or lower) in the drop down menu on the product page.
My dental retainers are cut straight across but I see in your product images that yours are scalloped. Why is this?
For a better fit! Feel free to read our article on the art of scalloping mouth guards and retainers.
Does Sentinel Mouthguards accept HSA or FSA?
Yes we do!
Is the dental retainer material BPA free? Yes, all of our materials are BPA, Silicone, Latex, Phthalate and MMA free.
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